Divisions: Barisal |
Districts in Khulna: Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura | Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira |
Jessore District Information
|Area||2578.20 square kilometers.|
Jessore district was established in 1781. It consists of 4 municipalities, 36 wards, 8 upazilas, 92 unions, 1329 mouzas, 1434 villages and 120 mahallas.
Abhaynagar Upazila, Bagherpara Upazila, Chaugachha Upazila, Jessore Sadar Upazila, Jhikargachha Upazila, Keshabpur Upazila, Manirampur Upazila, Sharsha Upazila
|Elected MP(s) in 2008 Election
||Area Name||Elected MP||From|
|85||Jessore-1||Sheikh Afil Uddin||Bangladesh Awami League|
|86||Jessore-2||Mostafa Faruque Mohammed||Bangladesh Awami League|
|87||Jessore-3||Md. Khaledur Rahman Tito||Bangladesh Awami League|
|88||Jessore-4||Ranjit Kumar Roy||Bangladesh Awami League|
|89||Jessore-5||Khan Tipu Sultan||Bangladesh Awami League|
|90||Jessore-6||Sk. Abdul Wohab||Bangladesh Awami League|
|Parliament Election Winner (Party-wise): 2001,1996,1991|
|85||Jessore-1||BNP (53.51)||BAL (37.44)||BAL (37.45)|
|86||Jessore-2||JI (52.25)||BAL (42.70)||BAL (37.79)|
|87||Jessore-3||BNP (50.37)||BAL (32.49)||BAL (32.23)|
|88||Jessore-4||BNP (52.72)||BAL (36.31)||BAL (34.25)|
|89||Jessore-5||BNP (52.45)||BAL (39.05)||BAL (39.45)|
|90||Jessore-6||BAL (45.00)||BAL (35.04)||JI (47.31)|
BAL: Bangladesh Awami League
BNP: Bangladesh Nationalist Party
JI: Jamat E Islami
JP: Jatiya Party
Jessore district belongs to the ancient Samatat Janapada. On the partition of India in 1947 Jessore was also partially divided. The entire district excepting Boangaon and Gaighata thanas was included into East Pakistan. The Bangali soldiers posted at Jessore cantonment revolted against the Pak army on 29 March 1971 led by Capt Hafiz Uddin and Lt Anwar in which about 300 soldiers were killed. The freedom fighters killed 50 Pak soldiers by machine gun at Chanchara.
|Places to see|
Remnants of the Chanchara Rajbari, Kali Mandir, Dargaha of Ghazi Kalu, Rajbari, Dighi and Mandir at Siddirpasha, remnants of the palace of king Mukut Roy (12th century), residence of Nawab Mir Jumla (17th century), Imam Bari built by Haji Muhammad Muhsin at Murli.
Dainik Runner, Dainik Lok Samaj, Dainik Desh Hitoishi, Dainik Purabi, Dainik Kalyan (extinct), weekly Gramer Kagaj, weekly Kabatakkha (extinct).
|Rivers|| bhairab and Mukteshwari; beel 3.|